This story first appeared in the Oct. 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Katy Perry has pressed delete on her extravagant plans to celebrate her 30th birthday in Egypt.
The superstar singer, who enters a new decade on Oct. 25 while on a three-week break from her smash hit Prismatic World Tour, was prepping to take her entourage to Egypt for a string of parties, tourist stops and even a cruise down the Nile River.
But word leaked of her itinerary, forcing Perry and her team to nix the entire Egypt excursion due to “safety reasons,” confirmed a source.
No word on where she’ll go instead, but fans eager to see a Cleopatra-esque Perry can still check her out on stage through March 2015. She’ll launch the Australia/New Zealand leg of the tour on Nov. 7 continuing through Dec. 20 before taking the tour to Europe on Feb. 16, wrapping up in Stockholm on March 22.
In September, Perry’s Prismatic World tour reached No. 1 on Billboard’s weekly Hot Tours recap thanks to sales of $31 million from the North American leg. The grosses included shows from a two-month time span from July 15-Sept. 23.
Tour aside, Perry’s birthday wish has already been granted. Who needs Egypt when you’ve got Shakey’s Pizza, right?
- This story was first published by The Hollywood Reporter